ESOS Non-Compliant Business Penalty


Under current EU legislation, businesses must demonstrate that they have made a compliant Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessment on or before 5th December 2015 to avoid being subject to a maximum penalty of £185,000.The Environment Agency (EA), which administers ESOS on the Government’s behalf, estimates that from the 14,000 enterprises that fall under the legislation, more than 35% have failed to notify the EA of their compliance by the closing date.Although the number of businesses effected by the legislation is usually believed to be around 14,000, ESOS experts suggest that the number that qualify may be far higher due to a startling lack of awareness about the requirement of businesses to comply.

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